Ah Longs Are Using MBPJ's Logo And Summons Template To Promote Their Business
In what looks like a branding effort inspired by this Kota Bharu beauty purveyor, ah longs (loan sharks) have been distributing leaflets that look just like summons issued by Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ)
With a logo that looks identical to MBPJ's and similar colour scheme, the leaflets bear an uncanny resemblance to traffic summons issued by the city council.
MBPJ took to Facebook yesterday to inform and caution the public not to fall for the leaflets which were distributed around Section 52 in Petaling Jaya.
Instead of the details of traffic offences committed, the leaflets contain details of interest rates on loans, repayment schemes, and a contact number
The advertisement adds: "We adhere to the laws strictly while carrying out business ensuring that each account given a loan with us can be signed professionally."
There's even a footnote that advises you to keep the leaflet for "emergency purposes".
MBPJ had filed a police report on 29 December against the group which calls themselves the "MPBA (Malaysia Pinjaman Berlesen Agency)"
"We would like the public to be cautious against the abuse of logo in a leaflet that appears almost like the Council's logo which is being misused. We have been alerted of such leaflets being circulated around Section 52, Petaling Jaya. Not just the logo, but even the design of the leaftet looks like the compound issued by MBPJ," a spokesperson from MBPJ told theSundaily.